Reaching the top

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17 May 2023

construction at St Ignatius College GeelongConstruction of the newest facilities at St Ignatius College Geelong, Drysdale, has reached an important milestone with a ceremony to celebrate the laying of the top concrete floor.

The three-storey MacKillop Senior Centre will add 16 new general learning areas, a dedicated maker space, a gallery, breakout spaces, a 400-seat lecture theatre, staff offices and staff/student amenities to the college’s facilities.

Principal Michael Exton reflected on the ongoing construction and the opportunities it will present. ‘Each day, with over 1400 students and 170 staff, I look across at the construction site, curious and excited about the changes happening before our eyes, as the Plan Group team and their workers add new pieces to the puzzle that will become a striking landmark and impressive front presentation of our school. The additional facilities and amenities this project will provide will enhance student learning outcomes.’

Representatives from Plan Group, architects ClarkeHopkinsClarke, Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) and Catholic Development Fund, together with Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant MP, visited the college for the ceremony. The MacKillop Senior Centre is due to open at the beginning of 2024.

construction at St Ignatius College Geelong